BELGIUM (Royaume de Belgique—Koninkrijk België)

  • Flag:  The colors represent the country’s coat of arms – black for shield, gold for lion, and red for the lion’s claws and tongue. The vertical layout follows the French tricolore.
  • Total Area: 11,787 sq mi (30,528 sq km)
  • Government: Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch
  • Languages: Dutch (Flemish) 60%, French 40%, German less than 1% (all official)
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25%
  • Date/s Visited: September 2014 (4 days)

Blog Entries:

  1. Bedazzling Belgium and the Big Bang theory (Part 1) (Flemish Brabant)
  2. Bedazzling Belgium: Of waffles and fries and the Belgian Beer Weekend (Part 2) (Brussels)
  3. Bedazzling Belgium: A walking tour around the capital of Europe (Part 3) (Brussels)
  4. Bedazzling Belgium: Of royal palaces and bizarre buildings (Part 4) (Brussels)
  5. Bedazzling Belgium: The 5th Annual Comic Strip Fest in Brussels – Fête de la BD (Part 5) (Brussels)

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